Elementary, My Dear Watson – A Study in Scarlet

A Study in ScarletMost people do not know that A Study in Scarlet is the book which made the witty, sharp-minded private eye detective, Sherlock Holmes, ultimately famous. This is the book wherein author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first introduced the character that is soon to become the world’s greatest detective in the realm of fiction. At the age of 27, Doyle wrote the book in 1886 in just three weeks and then immediately published the year after. Though widely received by most audiences of different ages, A Study in Scarlet encountered a bit of controversy. Nevertheless, works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about Sherlock Holmes remain among the classics of literature and among the lists of books that a person should read before he dies. A Study in Scarlet is made up of two parts. The first part is all about the memories being recalled by Dr. John Watson, Detective Holmes’ trusty sidekick. Basically put, the first part is a reprint from the experiences of Dr. Watson and it starts in 1881 with Dr. Watson as he runs into a friend of his, Stamford. At this time around, Watson was looking for a place to live in due to his retirement and luckily enough, Stamford mentioned that his acquaintance, Sherlock Holmes, is looking for someone to split up the rent of his apartment unit with. This is where the paths of the two would cross and would result in the worldwide notoriety and influence of A Study in Scarlet and other stories of Sherlock Holmes. This book has been through time and has creditably proven itself worthy of being lined-up among the classics of literature and in today’s time, Sherlock Holmes now enjoys the notoriety of having leveled up into getting his own feature film. Being the first book that started the Sherlock Holmes series, A Study in Scarlet, whether a mystery-thriller or crime fiction fan or not, is a must read for anyone who loves books. And also, this is a must for those who want to partake and experience all of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson.

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